Is Psychology a Science?

Is Psychology a Science?

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Is Psychology a Science?
Psychology research can be tricky, because brains are complicated. But does that mean it isn't a science? Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Bryce Daifuku, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1122sciencedefns.html http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/13/news/la-ol-blowback-pscyhology-science-20120713 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/under-the-influence/201308/the-psychology-the-psychology-isnt-science-argument https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/psychology-8217-s-brilliant-beautiful-scientific-messiness/ http://www.apa.org/action/science/
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Allysa Zingore says:

OMG i love psycology <3

Lenny Pepperidge says:

One society says homosexuality is ok
Another says it's mental illness
I say psychology is a pseudo science

Psychologist,Gare Ahmed says:

Hi, i have already uploaded some of your beneficial videos,
Hope you give me the permission to keep sharing and uploading them

xx zx zxzxx says:

Nope it's not

DoveArrow says:

I think you should look at collaborative therapy, which rejects one of the fundamental principles of science (aka theory) or 12-Step programs, which have anywhere between a 5% and 40% success rate and tell me whether you still feel like psychology is a science.

George Washington says:

when you do an experiment you have to produce the same results over and over and over and over again for it to be a scientific discovery with psychology you will not get the same results over and over and over again it's a pseudoscience.

FRANZJOSEPH39 says:

Race studies was a “science” just like psych it is a “science”

If you want to call psych a science it isn’t like a hard science like physics. Sociology psych etc is a soft “science”. This video couldn’t be anymore wrong. Oh yeah and Freud prescribed cocaine for patients.

ShadoWolf says:

If a "Sudo-Scientific" Work has utilized the same principles shown on this video, then it is not as fake as you might be expected to believe.
Remember,

Science:
-Observation
-Hypothesis
-Experimentation
-Analysis
-Conclusion

Also remember that people are biased in both ends of the spectrum, attached to a dogma is the first indicator.

ShadoWolf says:

That is… Assuming Conscience originates in the brain and that the brain is not the result/effect of it.
There is still so much we do not know, get excited.

José Luis Ulfe says:

In summary, psy is a science, but a SOCIAL SCIENCE (like economics) it is not a science in the sense described in the video (like chemistry or biology or any hard sciences)

Rintu Das says:

"Psychology is the science of behavior and cognition".

Kami Kuru says:

Psychology isn't a science it's much more of a social science and or pseudoscience of Art

cosmin u. says:

ohhh … you are wrong from the beginning to the end ..

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